Jean León

08775 Torrelavit, (Barcelona)

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Jean Leon felt it necessary to find the best land and climate together with the best vines. He travelled the world searching for lands, until he reached Catalonia. There he found the place he was seeking. The Jean Leon pago lies right at the heart of the Penedés region and was purchased in 1963 by grouping together several carefully selected pieces of land. The property consists in total of 150 hectares, of which only 100 are arable and of these just 67 are currently under cultivation. The vineyards are situated on a slightly sloping, south-facing mountainside in the Penedés district, at a height of 280-310 m above sea level, sheltered from the northern winds and possible frosts in winter and spring. The estate is divided into several sections of land, and only one wine is produced in each. These sections are known as the “Pagos”. Pago is a word that has several nuances of meaning: Pago wines are produced from the grapes of a particular single vineyard. No grapes are sourced from outside the vineyard Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Cabernet-Sauvignon Jean Leon Reserva Penedes Espagne 1998

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    Had this on 11 Jan, 2014. Fifth bottle of six. In my cellar since March 2006. The 1998 vintage has developed very well, a real swan has developed from an overly tight and tannin filled wine years ago. Now smooth, balanced, but still with a lot of solid structure, a cabernet sauvigon at its aged best. One more bottle to go. Read More

    Wine review by Ruski


  • Tempo Madiran Chateau Peyros 2006

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    I bought this wine a while ago from Leon Stolarski Wines and I think I paid around a tenner for it.The Madiran AOC was created in 1948,although wine making in the area goes back to at least medieval times,for red wines [white wines from the area come under the Pacherenc AOC] produced around the village of that name about 20 miles north-east of t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Jean León Merlot Penedès 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by tombartman


  • Jean León Cabernet Sauvignon Penedès 1998

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    Had this on 4 Feb, 2012. In my cellar since 2005, so 7 years of patience and for a 1998 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon from Spain, 14 years since vintage is a long time. Now very smooth tannins, great dark berries, still good acid. It feels like it has gone a long way to become so smooth, balanced and simply a great wine.  Read More

    Wine review by Ruski


  • Baumard Coteaux du Layon "Cuvee Ancienne Carte d'Or" NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine some time ago from Leon Stolarski Fine wines but it was so long ago that I have now forgotton how much he charged me for it.Domaine Baumard is a large estate close to the river Layon,a tributary of the Loire,about 20kmsouth-west of the town of Angers that has been in the same family since the early 17th century and i... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Jean León Chardonnay Penedès 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by drsint


  • Jean Leon Merlot Pago 2003

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    Tres bon! Je l'aime beaucoup. Vraiment! Classé! La couleur est profonde. Read More

    Wine review by Samuray


  • Jean León Chardonnay Penedès 2005

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    The 2008 vintage is a very well balanced, medium bodied cabernet. The complex flavor picks up dark berries and the earthiness of the Pendes terroir. Read More

    Wine review by CorkChronicler


  • Jean León Catalunya Terrasola 2004

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    amazing wine. beautiful taste and beautiful smell aswell. very recomendable Read More

    Wine review by apalachi


  • Jean Leon Rosaleda White 2008

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    A bright, non-oaky white (60 p Chardonnay) Read More

    Wine review by GaryKarr


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